Thank you to the Web Audio 2019 Conference/Trondheim NTNU for hosting the first installation of Acoustic Atlas.
Acoustic Atlas is a virtual acoustic map, for the cultivation of the capacity to listen to and connect with, remote heritage sites. Acoustic Atlas invites people to sing and emit sound into virtual acoustic environments and experience how their voices, as human sonar signals, reveal the hidden interiors, forms and textures of these heritage sites. Acoustic Atlas aims to digitally preserve the acoustics and soundscapes of natural and cultural world heritage sites. The project’s innovative approach will make the acoustical heritage of endangered heritage sites widely accessible. It will bring environmental, educational, conservation and artistic benefits by promoting and enriching heritage research and connecting international researchers and sound artists in the field of heritage acoustics.
Researchers and sound artists working in heritage acoustics are invited to participate and share a small window into their work on this platform. The first contributor has been Dr. Lidia Alvarez-Morales who is currently a Marie Sklodowska–Curie Fellow working at the University of York. Together with Dr. Mariana Lopez she conducts acoustic heritage research and measurements of cathedrals in the UK. More about her work here: https://www.cathedralacoustics.com
View of UK Cathedrals inside Acoustic Atlas